This course aims to introduce you to metal forming by sinking, forging and bringing out exquisite and exciting colours using controlled heat. You will learn a range of techniques through demonstration and individual tuition. This 1/2 day is primarily focused on hammer work, sinking and planishing over a pre-shaped former and oxidation. All materials and tools supplied. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY

What's included in the price?

Tools, Copper, Tea, Coffee and biscuits


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


Gill trained with silversmith Owen Madhloppe-Philips at adult education for five years. Four pieces of jewellery were hired by BBC drama New Tricks and worn by Anna Calder-Marshall in the episode “Objects of Desire”. Gill also makes small silverware, her stamp for precious metals is with the London Assay office for hallmarking. Over the years Gill has also enjoyed the wonderful design possibilities of pewter encouraged by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers at Pewter Live 2014 winning the award for Design and Collectability. Gill makes sculptures for the home. Gill is also a member of The Association of Pewter Craftsmen and her work has the seahorse and ABPC stamp on her high-end pieces. Modern pewter is an alloy of tin, antimony and copper, and it no longer contains lead and is, therefore, safe to serve food. Contemporary pewter conforms to BS and EU standards. Gill also enjoys working with copper and often uses oxidation and gold leaf to enhance the piece.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Stag dos
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Cowshed, Readers Bridge Rd, Saint Michaels, Tenterden, Kent, TN306TH